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Reply #885 on: March 07, 2020, 07:06:36 AM

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Reply #886 on: March 07, 2020, 07:28:47 AM
That is amazing. I didn't know about that - thanks for posting it   :bigthumb:

the other really epic long trip with midair refuelling, including refuelling the tankers, was to get one Vulcan Bomber to the Falklands.

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Reply #887 on: March 07, 2020, 11:47:52 AM
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Reply #888 on: March 07, 2020, 04:35:55 PM

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Reply #889 on: April 02, 2020, 11:15:30 AM
F4U Heaven.


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Reply #890 on: April 02, 2020, 11:54:01 AM
Nice!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #891 on: April 09, 2020, 03:03:07 PM

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Reply #892 on: April 09, 2020, 03:08:22 PM
Whoops!  :o

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Reply #893 on: May 15, 2020, 06:30:07 PM
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Reply #894 on: May 15, 2020, 06:42:46 PM

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Reply #895 on: May 15, 2020, 07:10:21 PM
Dang. I've worked at Tyndall before. Glad the pilot is okay.

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Reply #896 on: May 15, 2020, 09:51:10 PM
I worked on the F-22 back when it was called the ATF.  During IOT&E and the first phases of FOT&E, I was commuting to Edwards AFB and Nellis AFB almost weekly.  I never made it to Tyndall, but I've been to Eglin AFB many times.

I thought it was a shame that they only built 183 of them.

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Reply #897 on: May 20, 2020, 10:37:04 AM

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Reply #899 on: May 22, 2020, 06:32:48 AM
A bit ominous?

Lovely aircraft though - we saw one in the ground display at RAF Leuchars a few years back. very impressive!

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